Response Updates

Convoy Responds to Winter Weather Water Crises

USA Reported by Convoy of Hope
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January 24, 2024 | 4:46 p.m.

Convoy of Hope is responding to water crises in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The extreme cold exacerbated existing issues, leaving homes, businesses, and hospitals without running water for days. 

Last week, a cross-country winter storm blanketed entire parts of the United States with snow, ice, and freezing rain. Downed tree limbs caused power outages. Icy roads created dangerous travel conditions. Schools and offices closed. And the extreme cold caused some towns to lose their water supply. 

In Mountain View, Arkansas, severe storms earlier this month — followed by the winter weather — damaged the water intake structure. In Mansfield, Arkansas, a significant water line burst, leaving 1,500 people without water. In West Helena, Arkansas, a community’s water system failed for the second time in seven months. 

Several rural communities in Oklahoma are experiencing water shortages due to complications from the weather. 

Truckloads of bottled water are en route to the affected communities, ensuring residents have access to safe drinking water while repairs are made to their community water supplies.

Thank you for your support as Convoy helps communities in need across the United States. From hurricanes to water crises, Convoy is ready to respond.


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